Rate my girl names combinations, please

I am not expecting but I am always searching and combining names - currently I have twelve  girl and twve boy name combinations. I would love to hear your opinions on my girl names first then I plan to open a thread about boy names. 

• Almila Sereday nicknames Alma and Mila - Almila is an Old Turkic word that means apple, later Almila turned to Alma and in modern Turkish it is Elma. It is a nature name and Sereday means jewelry/ornament. 

• Arin Suvolta nicknames Su, Suana and Suay - Arin means pure in Turkish and it is a nod to my maternal grandmother as a honor name. Suvolta is the goddess of life in Altaic Turkic mythology. Nickname Su is my middle name, Suana is another goddess related to Water since Suvolta also means watering, Suay means water moon I just think it is sweet as a nickname. 

• Asile Meriyem nickname Mer/Meran - Asile is the name of my mother's aunt who died recently this year. Meriyem is a variant of Mary but also a name I created - it is related to serpent queen Shahmeran. 

• Ayla Mariye nickname Aylin and Mari - Ayla is popular so I won't talk much about it. Mariye is variant of Mary also and wife of prophet Muhammad - mother of Ibrahim. I really love her as a character so. 

• Börteçine Hatun nickname Bö - over the top, GP name. Börteçine means she wolf, Bör-te-chi-ne four syllables. Hatun means queen. 

• Iris Alara - Iris is another goddess and Alara means red ornament. This name is on the trendy side. 

• Konrul Tuluhan nn Tulu - Konrul is the twin sister of Tugrul and together they form the mythical bird - Oksoko. Tuluhan means free ruler. 

• Mavera Liri nn Vera - I love place names and Mavera is significant in Turkish history. Liri is an Albanian name and means freedom, I am part Albanian. 

• Patya Magdali nn Magda - Patya is a floral name, it is a mix of Papatya and Kasimpati lol. Magdali is Turkish version of Magdalena, related to another Mary. 

• Solin Minay nn Sol and Min - Solin means wise, it may be childish but she is my favorite cartoon character. Minay means thousand moon, it also sounds really cute to me. 

• Yiva Maral nn Iva - Yiva is one of the 24 Oghuz tribes, I try to combine tribal names because sadly I don't know which tribe is my family from. Maral is my paternal aunt's name, I took after her so I want to honor her. 

• Maysa Opal/Lulubar/Oltu nn May/Mayis - first name is another cartoon character and means blossom in Turkmen Turkish, middle name is a gem name and honors my mom. Couldn't decide which one is the best but Opal is number one for now. Lulubar is Arabic and means pearl, Oltu means jet.

So what are your opinions on my girl name combinations? 


May 26, 2017 6:50 PM

I like Mila, Mariam, Ayla, Mari,Vera, Magdalene, 

Iris and Opal are ok

others I like:

  • Aaliyah
  • Amina
  • Jamira
  • Karima
  • Layla
  • Nadia
  • Sakina
  • Samira
  • Sarah
  • Shakira
  • Suraya
  • Zahira
  • Zahra
  • Ayla
  • Nadira
  • Safiya
  • Nyla
  • Senna
  • Tahira
  • Talitha
  • Yasmin/a
  • Zara
  • Sofya
May 28, 2017 2:42 PM

Arin will be constantly mispelled, but it's doable.  Ayla / Iris are gaining in popularity, so they won't be a problem.  Solin is ok, but I've only ever heard of boys being called this with spelling as Solon.  The others on your list I'm not familiar with and would need help pronouncing.

May 30, 2017 3:45 PM

I think Arin will be fine, other than Ayla and Iris I think Opal, Alma and Patya are familiar names too. Names like Maysa, Mariye, Meriyem and Magdali are all usable too even Minay can be Minnie? Well with the help on pronunciation I must say the stress is always on first syllables. Almila - has a page on the site! - is Alan-Me-Laura and Sereday is Seren-Rae-Dai. Suvolta is Susan-Volume-Tamara. (I am coding them) Asile is Uh-See-Lera. Meriyem is a variant of Mary and it is Mary-yam. Mariye is Mark-Ricky-Yeah (dear Tengri). Do I have to spell Börteçine? Boer-teh-chi-nae??? Harper-Tuna is Hatun. Alara is Uh-La-Ra, la part is like la in Almila. Konrul is Con-rule. Tuluhan is Too-loo-khan. Mavera is Mark-Vega-Ra and Liri is Leeree. Maysa is May(a)-suh. Magdali is Magda+Lee. Solin is So+Lin. Yiva is Yee-Vuh and Maral is Mark-Ralph. I am bad with IPA so coding them is easier for me. Lulubar is Lulu+bar so it is a easy to say name too and Oltu is All-too. Sorry it is a pretty long reply but I hope it was helpful. 

June 1, 2017 2:26 PM

Almila Sereday and Mavera Liri are my favorites. I think both Almila and Mavera are distinctive but fit in smoothly with sounds that are on trend right now, and I like that they have nicknames which blend in a little more -- I know you're not expecting, but that combination is really fantastic in terms of giving a child a name which they can use differently depending on the circumstances they find themselves in. Iris Alara is also a great choice, too, but less distinctively connected to your heritage.

June 1, 2017 4:35 PM

Thank you! They are also my more realistic choice for a future daughter tbh. I love my combinations but these two are special to me. Iris Alara is modern compared to Almila and Mavera. 

By rooo
June 5, 2017 9:33 PM

My favorites from your list are Almila, Arin, Ayla, Mavera, Patya, Yiva and Maysa. 

June 6, 2017 6:57 AM

Thank you! I guess -a ending names are really popular.